Head out to Kumeu in West Auckland via State Highway 16. The Kumeu A & P Showgrounds is on Access Road (off SH16) and signage will direct drivers to the correct entrance. Traffic does get pretty heavy heading to Kumeu; there is an alternative route, you might want to use. You can avoid some of the Kumeu traffic by taking a left turn (coming from the city) at Taupaki Road, just before reaching Kumeu Village. Turn right into Waitakere Road, then right into Tawa Road, which brings you into the back of the show grounds.
Visit the NZ Petrolhead stand on Route 66 and pick up your copy of the January issue of NZ Petrolhead, which will feature the final maps, trade stand listings, and a full show programme.
Okay, don’t panic – the event hasn’t banned ‘sleep overs’. It’s just that the Jack Daniels Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival provides show participants the opportunity to pitch a tent and stay overnight, it’s not a camp site for people who just want to party. By participants they mean swappers, indoor/outdoor car displayers, and trade site holders. And a word of advice – if you’re overnighting and have had a beer don’t go for a cruise around the showgrounds in your car; you can still be charged with drink-driving, and the police will be stopping by.
Seen that super-rare part for your car and don’t have enough cash?
This year the show has a full EFTPOS cash withdraw facility, located by the tower gate at the admin building end of Route 66.
Show promoters Ken and Desma Galvin have made some changes to the festival’s set up times to help set-up run smoothly and to encourage participants to stay on-site until prize-giving on Sunday. Car clubs will be admitted to the grounds Friday morning earliest, however access will be granted on Thursday to mark out areas, but no car club camping permitted Thursday night. Clubs are asked to stay for the duration of the festival, and pack up after prize-giving at 3.30pm on Sunday. Trade and swap sites can set up Thursday, but there is to be no trading (buying or selling) at all on Thursday.
Camping is available on site, please don’t abuse the privilege and remember, you are responsible for your family members’ behaviour.
No food or drink to be sold from swap sites.
Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Show organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to any individual, organisation or business. Police and security can and will issue trespass notices, in the best interests of other participants.
No cruising the showgrounds in any vehicles whatsoever please during show hours or after the gates close. This includes bicycles, motorbikes, motorised chilly bins, etc.
Due to circumstances beyond our control bikes are no longer allowed within the show grounds. We have set aside a secure area outside the event for bike parking. This can be located in the community hall parking lot on Access Road. Thank you for your understanding.
Public entry $15.00 per day (Kids under 12 Free)
All Prices are per person, per day
|Show Car - Driver (day entry)||FREE|
|Show Car - Driver (with camping)||$10|
|Show Car - Passenger (day visitor only)||$10|
|Show Car - Passenger (with camping)||$20|
|Swappers - includes entry/site/camping||$30|
|(swap site area 10m x 5m)|
|Swappers - Passenger (with camping)||$20|